This counselling practitioner qualification is designed to equip students with practitioner-level training to practice as a therapeutic counsellor.

The qualification explored in depth the theory and applications of person-centered therapy as well as taking a close look at contemporary developments in the ever-changing field of therapy. Students will focus on the Pluralistic Framework for Counselling and Therapy and use this to take a holistic view of the person and their treatment. This framework recognizes that individuals have a diverse range or personal resources and potential that can be unlocked in a safe, therapeutic environment.

This programme equips students to work in a range of settings in health services, prisons, community-based organisations, charities supporting people across a broad spectrum, substance misuse services, and services for specific age groups; this course also equips students for best practice where the number of counselling sessions is limited.

This full time course requires a significant time commitment due to its nature; students will undertake workshops days, placement, casework supervision and extra study outside of classes.

Fielden Park Campus
Part Time
3 years
September 2019
To be eligible for this course, you will need to have previously completed a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, or be suitably qualified in a related subject.

Candidates with exceptional experience in other professional roles are also encouraged to apply; we also welcome applications from colleagues in related fields.

Prospective students will be invited for an interview to discuss their suitability in more depth. We ask all applicants to also consider the significant time commitment required by this course.

There is a varied range of assessment methods including assignments, practical observations, reflective writing, and presentations.

This course is a full-cost recovery course, which means there is no funding available for it such as loans of student finance, the total cost of which is £4,500 for this 3 year course.

As part of this cost we provide you with your casework supervision whilst you are doing your 100-hour placement and this potentially saves you £500.00 - £550.00 over the duration of your course.

We also advise students to consider that there are also other associated costs including BACP student membership, insurance costs, and perhaps even costs for your own personal therapy alongside your training to consider, and travel costs to and from college and work placement.
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